Publisher’s Weekly Reveiw…modified

Here’s the review…edited by me to remove stuff that shouldn’t be revealed ahead of time:



June 14, 2010



06/14/2010 Fiction

Prospero in Hell

L. Jagi Lamplighter, Tor, $25.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1930-2

In this epic sequel to 2009’s Prospero Lost, Lamplighter continues the Amberesque adventures of an ancient family caught up in matters of mythic significance. The immortal sorcerer Prospero is missing, sucked into Hell after one of his plans went awry. His far-flung, quarrelsome children have come together for the first time in years to face down the ever-present threat of the Three Shadowed Ones, who hunt them for the legendary magical artifacts they possess. As Miranda, Prospero’s ever-dutiful eldest child, struggles to keep her siblings in line, she’s repeatedly thrown off guard by a series of unsettling revelations. The only false note is a pivotal scene where a [deleted to avoid spoilers]. The story is convoluted and occasionally overwrought, but the rich imagery, fast pace, and masterful use of mythology make this a real page-turner. (Aug.)